Harper students and teachers create protective gear for essential workers

Facemasks designed by area students and produced at MakerspaceFrom the Chicago Tribune: 

Troubled by a shortage of protective gear for essential workers, several Chicago-area educators are stepping up this week to create face shields for those on the front lines of the coronavirus battle.

Career and Technical Education teachers from Buffalo Grove and Wheeling high schools spent their recent spring break designing a prototype for a protective face shield that they began producing this week in their homes with 3D printers, said David Schuler, superintendent at Arlington Heights-based Township High School District 214.

The manager of Harper College’s Makerspace and Entrepreneur Center, Jeff Moy, will assist the effort using his lab’s laser cutters.

“These teachers are stepping up to save lives and flatten the curve," Schuler said. “In all of my years as an educator, nothing has made me more proud. ... They are contributing to the health and safety of the community.”

More at chicagotribune.com 

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